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Eddie Jones (rugby union)

Eddie Jones is an Australian rugby union coach and former player, who has been the head coach of the England national team since 2015. He previously coached Australia between 2001 and 2005, taking the team to the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final. He was an assistant coach for South Africa when the Springboks won the 2007 Rugby World Cup and from 2012 to 2015 he coached Japan, leading them in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and their upset win over South Africa.

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Warren Gatland

Warren David Gatland, OBE is a New Zealand rugby union coach, currently the head coach of Wales. Since he became coach in 2007, Wales have won four Six Nations titles, including three Grand Slams, and reached the semi-final of the 2011 World Cup. Gatland was also head coach of the British and Irish Lions on their 2013 tour of Australia, where they won the Test series 2-1, and 2017 tour of New Zealand, when the series was drawn.

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Graham Henry

Sir Graham William Henry is a New Zealand rugby union coach, and former head coach of the country's national team, the All Blacks.

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John Kirwan (rugby)

Sir John James Patrick Kirwan is a New Zealand rugby union coach and former player of both rugby union and rugby league.

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Michael Cheika

Michael Cheika is an Australian rugby union coach and a former rugby player. He is currently coach of the Australian national team. Cheika has Lebanese ancestry. He is the only coach to have won the major rugby club competition in each hemisphere, winning the Heineken Cup with Leinster in 2009 and the Super Rugby competition with the New South Wales Waratahs in 2014. During his career, Cheika was also head coach at Padova, Randwick and Stade Français.

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Joe Schmidt (rugby union)

Josef Schmidt is a New Zealand-born rugby union coach, who was the head coach of Ireland from 2013-2019. In five years under his leadership, Ireland have won three Six Nations Championships, and recorded their first-ever wins over his home nation of New Zealand. Schmidt's first head coaching role in Europe was with Leinster Rugby, beginning in 2010. He brought unprecedented success to the province, reaching six finals and winning four trophies in three years. He was previously an assistant coach with the Blues and Clermont Auvergne.

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Declan Kidney

Declan Kidney is an Irish rugby union coach. He was the head coach of the Ireland national rugby union team from 2008 to 2013, where he won the 2009 Six Nations with a Grand Slam, winning the 2009 IRB Coach of the Year. He was also the head coach at Munster Rugby, leading them to four Heineken Cup finals, winning the 2006 and 2008 finals. He is currently Director of Rugby at London Irish having been appointed in March 2018.

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John McKee (rugby union)

John Gregory McKee is a New Zealand rugby union coach, who is currently the head coach of the Fiji national team.

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Chris Boyd (rugby union)

Chris Boyd is a New Zealand rugby union coach.

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Allister Coetzee

Allister Coetzee is a South African rugby union coach and former player, current in charge of Japanese Top League side Canon Eagles. He served as the head coach of the South African national team from April 2016 to February 2018.

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John Dobson (rugby union)

John Dobson is a South African rugby union coach, currently the head coach of Currie Cup side Western Province.

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Kieran Crowley

Kieran James Crowley is a New Zealand rugby union coach, who was previously head coach of the Canadian men's rugby team. He is now the head coach of Italian side Benetton. He is a former member of the New Zealand All Blacks where he played as a fullback. He has also coached the New Zealand Under-19s in the 2007 World Championships as well as coaching provincial side Taranaki.

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Rod Macqueen

Roderick "Rod" Ian Macqueen, AM is an Australian former rugby union coach. He coached Australia at the Rugby World Cup, and the Waratahs, Brumbies and Rebels in the Super Rugby competition.

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Mike Tolkin

Mike Tolkin is a rugby union coach who served as head coach of the United States national team from 2012 until 2015.

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Jimmy Stonehouse

James Stonehouse is a South African rugby union coach and the head coach of Currie Cup side the Pumas.